October on K’gari

Hello Everyone,

This post is about what my family has noticed on K’gari in October, we kept a sheet of paper that we wrote on each time we noticed something new.

This is what we noticed:

  • Dingo whelping season – Dingo pups are coming out of their dens for the first time and learning how to hunt and testing dominance.
  • Jelly fish are washing up on the beaches – there have been lots of jelly fish washing up on the beaches they vary in size and colour.
  • Sea lice in the water – as a result of the jelly fish coming, the sea lice that like to live on them come too. Sea lice make you itchy after a swim but I don’t really mind.
  • March flies and mosquitos are often around, making it hard to do things outside that involve siting down for a period of time.
  • Shearwaters washing up – exhausted and mostly dead shearwaters wash up on the beaches on their way to Tasmania and southern Victoria to nest.
  • Midgem berry season ending – midgem berrys are one of my favorite bush tucker. Although the season is ending there are thousands on the Lake Wabby walk!
  • Paper daises are loosing their seeds – these lovely little flowers are loosing there seeds ย at the moment and we are trying to grow some along our driveway.
  • Lots of flowers are blooming – as well as the paper dasies there are lots of other flowers blooming ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Pig face are flowering and fruiting – another one of my favorite bush fruits, pig face are producing flowers and fruit, Yummmmy!
  • Late whale season – our veranda is a great place for viewing things out at sea. One day we saw a whale when we were having breakfast.
  • Soap bush is fruiting – this acacia is like the “soap bush” we were showed by an indigenous woman in Kakadu. It make suds when you use it like soap.

Thank you for reading and see you again soon,

Kailani ๐Ÿ™‚

Jelly Fish

Jelly Fish

Amazing Stork Barnacles

Amazing Stork Barnacles

More Stork Barnacles

More Stork Barnacles

The Lovely Sea Purslane

The Lovely Sea Purslane

Soap Bush Fruit

Soap Bush Fruit

Soap Bush Seeds

Soap Bush Seeds

Cool Seeds!

Cool Seeds!

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Beautiful Beach Morning Glory Flower

Beautiful Beach Morning Glory Flower

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Poor Shearwater

Poor Shearwater

Paper Daisy Flower

Paper Daisy Flower

Paper Daisies with Seeds

Paper Daisies with Seeds

Dad, Iluka and I collecting Midgem Berrys

Dad, Iluka and I collecting Midgem Berrys

Me Reaching out to Midgem Berry

Me Reaching out to Midgem Berry

Pig Face Fruit

Pig Face Fruit

Pig Face Flower

Pig Face Flower

A Bee Collecting Nectar in a Pig Face Flower

A Bee Collecting Nectar in a Pig Face Flower

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3 thoughts on “October on K’gari

  1. Hi Kailani
    Great article and pictures, very interesting and so awesome you guys get to be so in touch with nature and the seasons over there. Was going to ask what a Shearwater was but the picture answered that question for me! Look forward to the next article ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kate (and Esther and Jesse)

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  2. Hi Kai
    I went for a swim yesterday near the pier and was so itchy when I got out. I thought it was tiny bits of jellyfish tentacle that did that. Interesting to know its sea lice. Why do the birds die? Is that normal so that only the strongest breed in Tasmania?
    Cheers Jen

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    • Hello Jen,
      In response to your question the shear waters die of exhaustion because they fly about 15,000km in migration so maybe it is nature’s way to make only the strongest ones breed.
      Love kailani

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